UrbanSitter: Local Caregiver

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
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Description of App

As described in the app store:

Meet your community's most trusted babysitters and nannies with the UrbanSitter app. We help you say "yes" to whatever plans come up with fast, easy booking. Babysitters: find babysitting jobs with great families.

Wondering who the go-to babysitter is in your neighborhood? UrbanSitter has the list of babysitters recommended by your friends and trusted local groups, including parents at school. It's the word-of-mouth babysitter search made easy.

For Parents: Find, book, and pay babysitters with just a few swipes.

  • Find a babysitter, even for tonight!
  • Proven, trustworthy babysitters and nannies
  • Watch video profiles and read parent reviews
  • Fast, easy booking
  • Easily message or call babysitters
  • Pay babysitters using any major credit card

"UrbanSitter is the holy grail for moms and dads who yearn to hold on to their pre-kid social life." - Pregnancy Magazine

"It's the old word of mouth with new digital ease." - CNN

For Babysitters & Nannies: Land jobs that pay well and work around your schedule.

  • Browse babysitting jobs & nanny positions in your area
  • Set your own rates and keep 100% of what you make
  • Apply, manage, and accept jobs easily
  • Get instant notifications, message and call parents
  • Meet great families and build a powerful network

Find UrbanSitter on your favorite apps: * Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/urbansitter * Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/urbansitter * Instagram: @urbansitter * Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/urbansitter * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/urbansitter

Get to know the UrbanSitter app: https://www.urbansitter.com/mobile Recent news about UrbanSitter: https://www.urbansitter.com/content/press

Version

4.2.2

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

iOS Version

10.0.2

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

As the stay-at-home father of my 8-month-old daughter, I am deeply disappointed to report that, at this time, this app is not accessible enough for a blind person to use with VoiceOver. It is strewn with unlabeled buttons and inaccessible controls for selecting dates, times, etc. I was unable to complete a task as essential as posting a babysitting job.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Other Comments

On sept. 23, I participated in a conversation with UrbanSitter COO Sarah Rose and usability specialist Sean Marrer, where I heard positive talk about improving the accessibility of the app followed by the urbansitter.com website. Unfortunately, there was no commitment to a specific time frame for this accessibility. I urge all blind babysitters and parents to engage in consistent, strenuous advocacy with this company until we get results.

Developer's Twitter Username

@urbansitter

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